Dennis Rodman, the former NBA player, arrived in North Korea Tuesday, saying he is “just trying to open a door” on a mission that he thinks President Trump would support.
"Headed back to North Korea. Thank you http://www.PotCoin.com for sponsoring my mission. I'll discuss when I return," Rodman tweeted Tuesday.
PotCoin describes itself as a "community-based cryptocurrency for legalized marijuana."
The NBA Hall of Famer, who wore a black t-shirt with PotCoin emblazoned on it, briefly spoke to reporters before his flight from Beijing to Pyongyang.
Asked if he had spoken to Trump about his trip, he said, “Well, I’m pretty sure he’s pretty much happy with the fact that I’m over here trying to accomplish something that we both need.”
Rodman was fired from Trump's Celebrity Apprentice show in 2013 after misspelling the now first lady Melania Trump's name.
Rodman's last trip to North Korea was in 2014, when he and other retired NBA players played an exhibition basketball game
Rodman was criticized heavily after he was taped singing "Happy Birthday" to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who he has referred to as "a friend for life" and a "very good guy."
After returning to the U.S., Rodman told ESPN that he would not return to North Korea if people didn't want him to.
“I don’t want people to look at me as the devil or evil person," Rodman said. "If I put anyone in harm’s way, I apologize, you know. If you don’t want me to go back there ever again, I won’t go back.”